November 25, 2008

The Wall of Mirrors is down!

And no, that's not a metaphor. Here are some pics of work we did at the OperaHaus this weekend:

The Wall of Mirrors. This has been a staple of the house for as long as I can remember. That's me in the front doorway. Hi!

Operaboy and my mom working on the mirrors (which were all very stubborn).

Me in the doorway again. Working hard, can you tell?

Stepmom going in and scraping all the black crap off so we could sand, texture & paint eventually.
About to take off the LAST MIRROR! This was an historic moment, let me tell you.
Pretty, huh? Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Look at what we found under the (nasty) carpet! Brown linoleum! Yay!

Operaboy being shown the proper way to roll up old carpet. Yeah you can tell he's excited.

As you can see even by this little glimpse into one room of the house, we have a lot of work to do. But, you can also see that we have lots of help! I'm excited to take all of you loyal readers (both of you) along this journey with us. Yay for home repairs!!


  1. Very cool! I can't wait to see the final product - what color are you going to paint it??

    I have a wall of mirrors in my house too, we've yet to try to take it down. Should I expect you and michael over on Saturday to work on it? ;o)

  2. Awesome, Mandy! I can't wait to see the final product!

  3. Yay! I love that you are blogging about this. :) I can't wait to see the end result.

    I'm only mildly jealous that you have a house with a wall of mirrors to take down. Someday...

  4. This is AMAZING! Congrats guys!! I cant wait to see the final deal!